Daily Digest

Friday, January 20, 2017

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    The House and Senate met for the Inauguration of President Donald John Trump and Vice President Michael Richard Pence.
    Senate confirmed the nomination of James Mattis, of Washington, to be Secretary of Defense.
    Senate confirmed the nomination of John F. Kelly, of Virginia, to be Secretary of Homeland Security.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S347–366

Measures Introduced:
Eight bills and four resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 177–184, S.J. Res. 6, and S. Res. 15–17.


Pages S360–61

Measures Reported:

S. 133, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System. (S. Rept. No. 115–2)


Page S360

Measures Passed:

Majority Party's Committee Membership:
Senate agreed to S. Res. 16, to constitute the majority party's membership on certain committees for the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, or until their successors are chosen.


Page S365
Minority Party's Committee Membership:
Senate agreed to S. Res. 17, to constitute the minority party's membership on certain committees for the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, or until their successors are chosen.

Page S365

Inaugural Ceremony--Agreement:
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the Inaugural Ceremony proceedings be printed in the Record.


Page S362

Pompeo Nomination--Agreement:
Senate began consideration of the nomination of Mike Pompeo, of Kansas, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.


Page S365

During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action:

By 89 yeas to 8 nays (Vote No. 31), Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to consideration of the nomination.


Pages S355–56

A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that at approximately 3 p.m., on Monday, January 23, 2017, Senate resume consideration of the nomination, that there be 6 hours of debate on the nomination, equally divided in the usual form, and that following the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote on confirmation of the nomination, with no intervening action or debate; and that no further motions be in order.


Page S355

Nominations Confirmed:
Senate confirmed the following nominations:

By 98 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. EX. 29), James Mattis, of Washington, to be Secretary of Defense.


Pages S349–55, S366

By 88 yeas to 11 nays (Vote No. EX. 30), John F. Kelly, of Virginia, to be Secretary of Homeland Security.


Pages S349–55, S366

Nominations Received:
Senate received the following nominations:

Rex W. Tillerson, of Texas, to be Secretary of State.

Steven T. Mnuchin, of California, to be Secretary of the Treasury.

Steven T. Mnuchin, of California, to be United States Governor of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, United States Governor of the African Development Fund, and United States Governor of the Asian Development Bank.

Steven T. Mnuchin, of California, to be United States Governor of the International Monetary Fund, United States Governor of the African Development Bank, United States Governor of the Inter-American Development Bank, and United States Governor of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development for a term of five years.

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James Mattis, of Washington, to be Secretary of Defense.

Jeff Sessions, of Alabama, to be Attorney General.

Ryan Zinke, of Montana, to be Secretary of the Interior.

Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., of Florida, to be Secretary of Commerce.

Thomas Price, of Georgia, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., of Florida, to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Elaine L. Chao, of Kentucky, to be Secretary of Transportation.

James Richard Perry, of Texas, to be Secretary of Energy.

Elisabeth Prince DeVos, of Michigan, to be Secretary of Education.

Andrew F. Puzder, of Tennessee, to be Secretary of Labor.

David J. Shulkin, of Pennsylvania, to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

John F. Kelly, of Virginia, to be Secretary of Homeland Security.

Daniel Coats, of Indiana, to be Director of National Intelligence.

Robert Lighthizer, of Florida, to be United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador.

Mike Pompeo, of Kansas, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Scott Pruitt, of Oklahoma, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Todd M. Ricketts, of Illinois, to be Deputy Secretary of Commerce.

Vincent Viola, of New York, to be Secretary of the Army.

Jay Clayton, of New York, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission for a term expiring June 5, 2021.

Linda E. McMahon, of Connecticut, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration.

Seema Verma, of Indiana, to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Nikki R. Haley, of South Carolina, to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador, and the Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations.

Nikki R. Haley, of South Carolina, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations during her tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations.

Terry Branstad, of Iowa, to be Ambassador to the People's Republic of China.

David Friedman, of New York, to be Ambassador to Israel.


Pages S365–66

Nomination Discharged:
The following nomination was discharged from further committee consideration and placed on the Executive Calendar:

Mike Pompeo, of Kansas, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, which was sent to the Senate on January 20, 2017, from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.


Page S355

Messages from the House:


Page S360

Enrolled Bills Presented:


Page S360

Additional Cosponsors:


Page S361

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:


Pages S361–62

Additional Statements:


Pages S359–60

Record Votes:
Three record votes were taken today. (Total--31)


Pages S354–56

Adjournment:
Senate convened at 4 p.m. and adjourned at 6:41 p.m., until 3 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S365.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Armed Services:
On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, Committee ordered favorably reported (upon receipt by the Senate) the nomination of James Mattis, of Washington, to be Secretary of Defense.

NOMINATION

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation:
On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., to be Secretary of Commerce, after the nominee, who was introduced by Senator Rubio, testified and answered questions in his own behalf.

NOMINATION

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources:
On Thursday, January 19, 2017, Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Rick Perry, of Texas, to be Secretary of Energy, after the nominee, who was introduced by Senators Cornyn and Manchin, testified and answered questions in his own behalf.

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NOMINATION

Committee on Environment and Public Works:
On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Scott Pruitt, of Oklahoma, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, after the nominee, who was introduced by Senators Inhofe and Lankford, testified and answered questions in his own behalf.

NOMINATION

Committee on Finance:
On Thursday, January 19, 2017, Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Steven Terner Mnuchin, to be Secretary of the Treasury, after the nominee, who was introduced by Representatives McCarthy and Hensarling, testified and answered questions in his own behalf.

NOMINATION

Committee on Foreign Relations:
On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Nikki R. Haley, of South Carolina, to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador, and the Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations, and to be Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations during her tenure of service as Representative to the United Nations, after the nominee testified and answered questions in her own behalf.

IMPROVING SMALL BUSINESS INPUT ON FEDERAL REGULATIONS

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs:
On Thursday, January 19, 2017, Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management concluded a hearing to examine improving small business input on Federal regulations, focusing on ideas for Congress and a new Administration, after receiving testimony from Rosario Palmieri, National Association of Manufacturers, and Karen R. Harned, National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Legal Center, both of Washington, D.C.; Jerry Hietpas, Action Safety Supply Co., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and LaJuanna Russell, Business Management Associates, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia..

NOMINATION

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions:
On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Tom Price, of Georgia, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services, after the nominee, who was introduced by Senator Isakson, testified and answered questions in his own behalf.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:
10 public bills, H.R. 589–598, were introduced.


Page H559

Additional Cosponsors:


Pages H560–61

Reports Filed:
There were no reports filed today.

Speaker:
Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative King (NY) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.


Page H555

Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission--Appointment:
Read a letter from Representative Pelosi, Minority Leader, in which she appointed the following individual to the Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission: Mr. Sam Farr of Carmel, California.


Page H555

National Commission on Military, National and Public Service--Appointment:
Read a letter from Representative Pelosi, Minority Leader, in which she appointed the following individual to the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service: Mr. Edward T. Allard III of Los Angeles, California.


Pages H555–56

Inauguration Ceremonies:
Pursuant to H. Res. 37, the House proceeded in a body to the Inauguration Ceremony for President Donald Trump and Vice President Michael Pence.


Page H556

Senate Messages:
Messages received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appear on page H555.

Quorum Calls--Votes:
There were no yea-and-nay votes, and there were no recorded votes. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment:
The House met at 10 a.m. and at 12:27 p.m., pursuant to H. Res. 37, it stands adjourned until 12 noon on Monday, January 23, 2017.

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Committee Meetings


No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings


No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR MONDAY,

JANUARY 23, 2017

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Foreign Relations:
business meeting to consider the nomination of Rex W. Tillerson, of Texas, to be Secretary of State, 4:30 p.m., SD–419.

House

Committee on Rules,
Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 7, the ``No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017'', 5 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of January 23 through January 27, 2017

Senate Chamber

On
Monday
, at approximately 3 p.m., Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Mike Pompeo, of Kansas, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and after a period of debate, vote on confirmation of the nomination.

During the balance of the week, Senate may consider any cleared legislative and executive business.

Senate Committees

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Committee on Armed Services:
January 24, to hold hearings to examine the defense budget for fiscal year 2018 and onwards, 9:30 a.m., SH–216.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs:
January 24, organizational business meeting to consider committee rules, subcommittee assignments, an original resolution authorizing expenditures by the committee during the 115th Congress, and the nomination of Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., of Florida, to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 10 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on the Budget:
January 24, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Mick Mulvaney, of South Carolina, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget, 10:30 a.m., SD–608.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation:
January 24, organizational business meeting to consider committee rules, an original resolution authorizing expenditures by the committee during the 115th Congress, S. 19, to provide opportunities for broadband investment, S. 81, to establish an advisory office within the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the Federal Trade Commission to prevent fraud targeting seniors, S. 88, to ensure appropriate spectrum planning and interagency coordination to support the Internet of Things, S. 89, to amend title 46, United States Code, to exempt old vessels that only operate within inland waterways from the fire-retardant materials requirement if the owners of such vessels make annual structural alterations to at least 10 percent of the areas of the vessels that are not constructed of fire-retardant materials and for other purposes, S. 96, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to ensure the integrity of voice communications and to prevent unjust or unreasonable discrimination among areas of the United States in the delivery of such communications, S. 102, to direct the Federal Communications Commission to commence proceedings related to the resiliency of critical communications networks during times of emergency, S. 110, to require the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to establish a constituent-driven program to provide a digital information platform capable of efficiently integrating coastal data with decision-support tools, training, and best practices and to support collection of priority coastal geospatial data to inform and improve local, State, regional, and Federal capacities to manage the coastal region, S. 118, to make exclusive the authority of the Federal Government to regulate the labeling of products made in the United States and introduced in interstate or foreign commerce, S. 123, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require multi-line telephone systems to have a default configuration that permits users to directly initiate a call to 9–1–1 without dialing any additional digit, code, prefix, or post-fix, S. 129, to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, S. 134, to expand the prohibition on misleading or inaccurate caller identification information, S. 141, to improve understanding and forecasting of space weather events, H.R. 255, to authorize the National Science Foundation to support entrepreneurial programs for women, H.R. 321, to inspire women to enter the aerospace field, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, through mentorship and outreach, an original bill entitled ``Commercial Vessel Incidental Discharge Act'', an original bill entitled ``National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Amendments and Hydrographic Services Improvement Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2017'', and an original bill entitled ``Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act'', 10 a.m., SD–G50.

Committee on Finance:
January 24, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Thomas Price, of Georgia, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services, 10 a.m., SD–215.

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Committee on Foreign Relations:
January 23, business meeting to consider the nomination of Rex W. Tillerson, of Texas, to be Secretary of State, 4:30 p.m., SD–419.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions:
January 24, organizational business meeting to consider an original resolution authorizing expenditures by the committee during the 115th Congress, committee rules, subcommittee membership and jurisdiction, and the nomination of Elisabeth Prince DeVos, of Michigan, to be Secretary of Education, 2:30 p.m., SD–430.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs:
January 24, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Mick Mulvaney, of South Carolina, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget, 2:30 p.m., SD–342.

Committee on the Judiciary:
January 24, organizational business meeting to consider committee rules, subcommittee assignments, an original resolution authorizing expenditures by the committee during the 115th Congress, and the nomination of Jeff Sessions, of Alabama, to be Attorney General, Department of Justice, 10 a.m., SD–226.

Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship:
January 24, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Linda E. McMahon, of Connecticut, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration, 10:30 a.m., SR–428A.

Select Committee on Intelligence:
January 24, to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

House Committees

Committee on the Budget,
January 24, Full Committee, organizational meeting for the 115th Congress; hearing entitled ``The Failures of Obamacare Harmful Effects and Broken Promises'', 10 a.m., 1334 Longworth.

Committee on Foreign Affairs,
January 24, Full Committee, organizational meeting for the 115th Congress, 10:30 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on the Judiciary,
January 24, Full Committee, organizational meeting for the 115th Congress, 11 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform,
January 24, Full Committee, organizational meeting for the 115th Congress, 1 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Ways and Means,
January 24, Subcommittee on Oversight, organizational meeting for the 115th Congress; hearing on examining the effectiveness of the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act, 2 p.m., 1100 Longworth.

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence,
January 24, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Ongoing Intelligence Activities'', 10 a.m., HVC–304. This hearing will be closed.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

3 p.m., Monday, January 23

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday:
Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Mike Pompeo, of Kansas, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and after a period of debate, vote on confirmation of the nomination.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

12 noon, Monday, January 23

House Chamber

Program for Monday:
To be announced.







Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE



Cleaver, Emanuel, Mo., E73

Cohen, Steve, Tenn., E73

Gallego, Ruben, Ariz., E73, E73

King, Peter T., N.Y., E73 

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